drug supply

The rapidly changing composition of the global street drug supply and Its effects on high-risk groups for COVID-19

Thom Browne*, Mark S. Gold and David M. Martin, “The Rapidly Changing Composition of the Global Street Drug Supply and Its Effects on High-Risk Groups for COVID-19”, Current Psychopharmacology (2021) 10: 1. https://doi.org/10.2174/2211556010666210125124645
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Background: Globally, an alarming number of pharmaceutically active compounds are now routinely added to the street drugs of abuse, cocaine and heroin. In some cases, seventeen (17) or more potentially toxic compounds are found in a single street purchased bag or block of cocaine or heroin.

Drug-related homicide in Europe: data protocol

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This report is part of the EMCDDA activity around the development and improvement of drug supply indicators, which are designed to reflect developments in drug markets as well as the markets’ wider harms and impact.

The protocol in this document provides a framework for standardised drug-related homicide data processing, allowing an improved understanding of the broader ramifications of drug markets and international comparisons.

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Illegal Drug Supply


This webinar will explore how regulations put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are inadvertently contributing to an increasingly toxic illegal drug supply and how this shift has both increased health harms and created policy opportunities. Presentations will highlight different perspectives, including systems-level epidemiology data, findings from a local drug checking program and experiences shared by people who use drugs.

13th ISSDP Conference

Paris, France,

The 13th International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) will be held in Paris, France on 22-24 May 2019.

The scientific committee is accepting abstracts for the event.